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Daryl McCracken

Artist statement:

I create vessels intended for daily use. This subtle interaction with our most intimate parts—lips, tongue, fingertips—through eating, drinking and cooking provides a many layered canvas of inspiration. The plastic quality of clay invites this touch and facilitates the construction of my work.  Building quickly and instinctively, I combine wheel thrown and hand-built elements in the search for a particular gesture and form.  Each step in the process of throwing, glazing and firing leave concrete marks revealing the history of the piece and the body that created it.

Contact information:

   Website: www.bayoucitypottery.com

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/darylmccracken/     

    FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/bayoucitypottery.         

    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bayoucitypottery           

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/daryl_mccracken

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Angela Corson

Artist statement:

My artistic desire comes from the fact that there are some things that it’s not possible to put into words. Language is a useful tool, but it also has a lot of limitations – art is what, for me, fills this void. Some people have a gift for communicating through the spoken and written word, but I’ve always felt more at home expressing myself through what I can create with my hands. I can say something in clay that I can’t express on a canvas, and I can evoke a mood with charcoal that would lose its simplicity if rendered in oil.

Contact information:
   Website: www.angelacorson.com
   Instagram: @angelacorson_artist
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Betsy Evans

Artist statement:

My life is a myriad of styles and effort. At times, it requires some heavy lifting, and at other times, the lightest touch makes all the difference, Sometimes it calls for a serious approach, while at others, my levity and humor, and the smiles and laughter they bring, makes it all worthwhile. All of it is tempered by my passion. My work reflects my approach to life. Each piece requires physical effort to haul large, heavy bags of clay to my studio. A delicate touch is needed to throw each pot. Sculpting necessitates a serious approach, while the whimsical images, textures, lines and colors provide levity. The kiln fires and tempers the final result.

Contact information:

   Website: www.betsyevansceramics.com

   Facebook:  ceramicsbybetsy

   Instagram:  @betsyevansceramics

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Jeff Forster

Artist statement:

Currently the Ceramics Chair at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Glassell School of Art, Jeff Forster has participated in exhibitions both nationally and internationally.  His work has won awards in a number of these exhibitions including a Juror’s Choice Award in “Ceramic Object/Conceptual Material” and the Luis Jimenez Award for First Place in the “Sculpture on Campus Exhibition” at Southern Illinois University.  Additionally, Jeff was awarded the Helen Drutt Studio Fellowship in conjunction with his residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Besides this residency, Jeff has completed residencies at Lone Star College-North Harris and the Armory Arts Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Contact information:
   Website:  Www.jeffforster.com
   Instagram:  @jeffsthings
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Reema Houwari Forster

Artist statement:

Native Houstonian, Reema received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in painting. After graduation she began spending more time in the ceramics studio, making predominantly functional pottery created for everyday use. Reema has been a part of numerous local exhibitions and in 2013 had an exhibition in conjunction with NCECA. Currently, Reema teaches middle school art just North of Houston.

Contact information:

   Website: www.Pointeproject.com

   Instagram: @Reema_Paints

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Suzanne Shield-Polk

Artist statement :

My work is informed and energized by an appreciation of indigenous cultures, the study of eastern philosophy, and my love for the earth.  The Jurassic Vessels Series is inspired by nature and my travels to tropical regions.  I use a reductive carving process on hand formed and wheel-thrown porcelaneous stoneware.  I employ recognizable botanical motifs such as leaves and flowers, or abstract motifs referencing natural forms and forces. The works are decorated with food safe color glazes which reference natural elements. My goal is to express my reverence for the beauty and complexity of the natural world while acknowledging our place within it.

Contact information:

   Website:  suzanneshieldpolk.com

   Instagram: @sshieldpolk    

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Houston, TX 77266

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